From Southampton to Stafford – Canute Road Quay heads North – 24/25th September

Canute Road Quay is on the road again and appearing at this coming weekends Stafford Railway Circle Annual Model Railway Exhibition 24th/25th September 2022. This is always an excellent show organised by the very friendly Stafford Railway Circle, and is the first in their now to become regular weekend date slot in September. This year … Continue reading From Southampton to Stafford – Canute Road Quay heads North – 24/25th September

LSWR Diagram 1410 Covered van in 0 Gauge announced by Kernow Model Rail Centre

Kernow Model Rail Centre have announced the LSWR Diagram 1410 Covered Van in 0 Gauge as an exclusive model with the tooling owned by Kernow Model Rail Centre The numerous LSWR 10 ton covered vans were built between 1885 and 1922 to a few different diagrams as the design was developed. Different body styles were … Continue reading LSWR Diagram 1410 Covered van in 0 Gauge announced by Kernow Model Rail Centre

New CAD images released by Dapol of Bulleid Light Pacifics in N Gauge

Last weekend at the International N Gauge show (TINGS) Dapol released images of new Cads for their proposed Bulleid Light Pacifics in N Gauge. Dapol first announced their intention to produce Bulleid Light Pacifics in N Gauge back in 2012, yes 2012  and showed some initial cads at the time that quite frankly required quote … Continue reading New CAD images released by Dapol of Bulleid Light Pacifics in N Gauge

Heljan announce new SR Passenger Luggage Vans and Utility Vans in 0 Guage

Heljan have today announced that are to produce the SR 4 wheel Passenger Luggage Vans and Utility Vans in 0 Gauge. The Passenger Luggage Vans, ‘PLV’ (Parcels / Miscellaneous Van, PMV) were initially developed by the SECR in 1919, the design formed the base for numerous luggage produced subsequently by the Southern. The original SECR … Continue reading Heljan announce new SR Passenger Luggage Vans and Utility Vans in 0 Guage

Trains Times Model Shop exclusive Rapido Trains UK LB&SCR E1 0-6-0 locomotive identities revealed

Further to my post last month where Rapido Trains UK revealed the versions of the LBSC E1 class 0-6-0 tank locomotives they are producing, it also advised that Train Times of Eastbourne announced a exclusive livery versions for the Rapido Trains UK LB&SCR E1 in LBSC Lined Black . Train Times have today revealed the … Continue reading Trains Times Model Shop exclusive Rapido Trains UK LB&SCR E1 0-6-0 locomotive identities revealed

Workbench Witterings#16 The foundations of the Westhill Road Station Building

Amid some of the heart breaking events and issues that life is throwing at many of us at the moment, being able to step aside into model building can be very therapeutic. This is a quick post to show some of the progress being made on another one of Westhill Road's key buildings, this time … Continue reading Workbench Witterings#16 The foundations of the Westhill Road Station Building

Bachmann Showcase Product Announcements – Autumn 2022 include SECR Diagram 1559 Dancehall Brake Van

Bachmann Europe have continued their new policy of making quarterly product announcements the highlight of todays announcement of new tooling is the SECR/SR Maunsell/Lyons Diagram 1559 25 ton good brake van first introduced in 1918. These 'modern' 24ft long 16ft wheel base brake vans with their spacious guard's accommodation were given the nickname 'Dancehalls' . … Continue reading Bachmann Showcase Product Announcements – Autumn 2022 include SECR Diagram 1559 Dancehall Brake Van

Rapido Trains UK reveal the ex LBSC E1 class 0-6-0t versions being produced in 00 gauge

Hot on the heels of my post last month of the Rapido trains UK ex LBSC E1 class 0-6-0t Cad renders, that can be seen here, the list of the 14 'E1' versions being produced so far to cover all key variations has been revealed as below. Rapido trains UK have done their best to … Continue reading Rapido Trains UK reveal the ex LBSC E1 class 0-6-0t versions being produced in 00 gauge

Heljan shows Engineering Prototype of North British / Ivatt 10800 ‘wonder engine’ diesel in 00

Heljan first announced that they were to produce the North British 10800 800hp prototype diesel only in February this year, at this weekends DEMU Showcase exhibition they showed an Engineering Prototype (EP). As I stated and detailed in my post in February 10800 is not strictly a Southern Region Locomotive, however 10800 did see trials … Continue reading Heljan shows Engineering Prototype of North British / Ivatt 10800 ‘wonder engine’ diesel in 00